Unskilled approach destroys migrant dreams

Kamil Lakshman Who is a skilled migrant? Will a professional, considered ‘skilled person,’ be assured of gaining permanent residence upon his application? It is difficult to say with certainty that INZ will apply the same parameters while considering all residence visa applications of potential migrants with skills and experience that New Zealand disparately needs. INZ has a list of skilled…

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Meaningful engagement generates empowerment

Venkat Raman – The importance of rising above petty politics and focusing on placing issues of community concern above personal interests, creating an environment for Members of Parliament of Indian origin to function better, and promoting meaningful relationship with the Indian High Commission in Wellington were among the issues that were discussed at the ‘Kiwi Indian Policy Forum.’ Inspiring Initiative…

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Excellence in business with India awaits honour

Venkat Raman – New Zealand companies know that India represents an enormous long-term opportunity and increasing numbers of them are dedicating the resources to begin the task of successful market entry, a Minister of the Crown has said. According to Associate Trade Minister Todd McClay, while India offers tremendous opportunities, New Zealand businesses must understand how they can fit in…

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Council posts new reference points

Venkat Raman – It is easy to get excited over business prospects in India but the country is not a ‘one-hit-wonder,” the leader of a top professional body has warned. Indian New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) Chairman Sunil Kaushal said that continuous and coordinated efforts were required to succeed in the world’s fastest growing economy. ‘People-to-People and business-to-business interaction needs…

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